Implantable Hearing Devices


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Course Description

This course will focus on the available implantable hearing devices, indications and techniques. It is divided into two parts. In part one, partially and totally implantable middle ear devices are discussed. Part 2 will cover osseointegrated implants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the different available implantable hearing devices already FDA-approved, as well as those in clinical trials.
  • Learn the audiological indications for such implants.
  • Learn the surgical techniques, results, and potential complications.

Course Details

  • Curriculum
  • Course Number JW101
  • Price $29.00
  • CEUs earned 1
  • Language English  
  • Level Introductory

Presenter: Jack Wazen, MD

Dr. Wazen built a successful Ear, Nose & Throat specialty practice in New York and spent the past 23 years as a researcher, professor and practitioner with Columbia University and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Recognized repeatedly as one of New York's and America's 'Best Doctors,' Dr. Wazen is one of the nation¹s leading authorities on hearing and balance disorders, pioneering new research that expanded treatments for people with single-sided deafness and complex cases of hearing loss. He also is author of the seminal book, Dizzy, providing new treatment options and hope for people affected by balance and hearing disorders.
In addition to providing medical care in the office, Dr. Wazen is an experienced otological / neurotological surgeon trained to restore hearing through microsurgical procedures, such as stapedectomy to correct ear bone degeneration (otosclerosis) and other minimally invasive techniques to cure birth defects, infection or disease (such as Meniere's). He also specializes in surgical removal of tumors (acoustic neuromas and skull based lesions), as well as insertion of implantable hearing devices and cochlear implants (electrodes placed in the inner ear to restore severly impaired hearing).
Committed to finding new and better cures for hearing and balance disorders, Dr. Wazen serves as the Director of Research for the Institute's non-profit Ear Research Foundation. Just as past studies uncovered new options to restore hearing, Dr. Wazen believes new and better treatments are imminent for people suffering from debilitating inner ear diseases like tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and dizziness and balance disorders.

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